Leadership is the art of accomplishing more than the science of management says is possible

Leadership is the art of accomplishing more than the science of management says is possible.
Colin Powell

Every now and then I dust off a book that has been on my library shelves for a few years and read it again. This is a practice I pick up years ago when I realized my memory needed refreshing on occasion with thoughts from great leaders.

I would dare to guess those in business management have several if not shelves of books they have purchased over the years that have been read once and put away to gather dust with the thoughts and knowledge in them never to be read again by the owner. That is unfortunate. As a life-long learner, I have found if I re-read the book, I find more insight and deeper meaning than the first time I read the book. Often it is because you are now reading the book because you have the time or perhaps you sought out the book knowing it is applicable to a current situation you are working through.

Management skills and specifically leadership are fluid. All life experience is cumulative. Each experience, personal or professional adds knowledge and depth to your life and meaning. Each experience gives you greater insight into how to work with and management situations. And how you manage situations is what makes you a leader.

The name of the book I am referring to that I recently read again is the Leadership Secrets of Colin Powell by Oren Harari. Colin Powell reveals deep-seated wisdom and has much great advice. Definitely worth a read again.